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Anne Marie Foy murder: Accused man remanded by Liverpool magistrates

Anne Marie Foy
Image caption Anne Marie Foy was beaten and strangled in 2005

A 64-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman killed in Liverpool six years ago.

The body of Anne Marie Foy was found dumped in a wooded area off Crown Street, near the Royal Liverpool Hospital, on 15 September 2005.

The 46-year-old, who was working as a prostitute at the time, had been beaten and strangled.

David Butler, of Albert Grove in Wavertree, Liverpool, was remanded in custody by Liverpool magistrates.

He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address during the brief hearing on Tuesday.

Magistrates said he would re-appear at Liverpool Crown Court within 48 hours.

The partially-clothed body of Ms Foy, a mother-of-four and grandmother, was found in bushes on Crown Street near a Liverpool University car park the day after the she was last seen alive.

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